Schauffele wins Scottish Open for fourth win in a year

NORTH BERWICK, UK — After going more than two years without a win, Xander Schauffele has won his fourth tournament in 12 months.

Schauffele overcame a tough streak midway through the fourth round and posted a 70 (tying with par) to triumph at the Scottish Open on Sunday.

After committing three bogeys in four holes, Schauffele had two important birdies to give himself a two-stroke lead in the lead. He bogeyed the 18th pennant to confirm his title.

This was the first time the PGA Tour and the European Tour had come together to jointly hold a tournament.

Schauffele’s next test will also be in Scotland and it will be the purest of them all. He and many of the best golfers in the world will take part in the British Open at the St. Andrews course next week.

Schauele won the Scottish Open with an aggregate score of minus-7 on the course at Renaissance Golf Club. He edged out Kurt Kitayama (66) by one stroke.

Joohyung Kim shot 67 and took third place on his own at 5 under. Patrick Cantlay (67) and Tommy Fleetwood (67) tied for fourth at minus-4.

Nick Taylor came home with a 72 and was the highest-ranked Canadian in the tournament, tied for 55th. Fellow Canadian Corey Conners (73) followed tied for 61st.

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